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Split Pea Soup

Total Time
1 hr 25 min
20 min
1 hr 5 min
This hearty soup has made French-Canadian cuisine famous.


Dry split peas

1 pound(s), green or yellow, soaked overnight in cold water

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), chopped

Uncooked celery

2 stalk(s), medium, chopped

Uncooked carrot(s)

2 medium, chopped

Uncooked Canadian bacon

2 oz, or similar product, diced

Dried thyme

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch(es)

Canned chicken broth

6 cup(s), reduced-sodium


  1. Drain peas, rinse under cold water and drain again; set aside. (Note: If you do not have time to soak the peas overnight, place them in a pot, cover with water and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let them stand for 1 hour; drain and use as directed.)
  2. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and bacon; sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add thyme, salt and pepper; stir to coat.
  3. Add peas and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 50 to 60 minutes. Serve hot. Yields about 1 cup per serving.